Colgate Electric Toothbrush Recall Issued Due to Exploding Toothbrushes

Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrushes are being recalled from Canadian store shelves after a number of report involving problems where the battery powered toothbrushes exploded. 

The Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush recall was announced by Health Canada on November 2, after Colgate-Palmolive informed the agency that there were at least nine reports of explosions from Canadian users.

The company indicates that there were no long-term injuries linked to the explosions, but it was unclear how many short-term injuries may have been related to the exploding toothbrushes.

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The recall affects all models of the Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush, which is no longer manufactured by the company. It is battery-operated and has a rotating brush and stationary brush. The motor and battery are encased in the handle and a number of the reports indicate that the bottom of the handle blew off unexpectedly, sometimes in users’ hands while they were brushing their teeth.

Health Canada warned that some may still be on shelves, although it is no longer licensed for sale in that country.

Anyone who owns the recalled electric toothbrushes have been urged to stop using them immediately. Consumers with questions can contact Colgate-Palmolive at (800) 268-6757 or e-mail the company at motion@colpal.com for more information.

1 Comments

  • rebeccaMay 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

    my sons toothbrush exploded this morning when he was using it. He is 10 years old. Now has a continuous ringing in his ear, I hope that he doesnt have any long term damage because of this. It totally scared my son. The bottom with the batteries blew off and all you could smell was burning. if these tooth brushes are defective then why are they being sold and not a recall posted in stores where t[Show More]my sons toothbrush exploded this morning when he was using it. He is 10 years old. Now has a continuous ringing in his ear, I hope that he doesnt have any long term damage because of this. It totally scared my son. The bottom with the batteries blew off and all you could smell was burning. if these tooth brushes are defective then why are they being sold and not a recall posted in stores where they are sold. I just bought this tooth brush about a month ago, This is totally unacceptable.

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